Unfortunately no. While Medicare may pay for some of your care needs surrounding an illness, it is an acute payor system. This means it is not designed to pay for your long-term, or custodial, care needs such as an assisted living facility or a skilled nursing home.
Long-term care is one of the ways we describe the care that a person needs when he or she is no longer able to perform all of his or her activities of daily living. This could include challenges with bathing or preparing food, and often come as a result of the aging process.
Our hope for you is that you can remain at home as long as possible. We know just how important your home is to you. There may come a time, however, when it is unsafe for you to live at home. Should this happen, we want to be prepared an elder care plan that will help us not only find the right long-term care solution for you but be able to afford it.
No. Medicaid is one of the systems that is available to help you pay for long-term care. There are many types of Medicaid available, but we focus on the one that help seniors and their loved ones be able to afford high long-term care costs. You must qualify first to become eligible and we can discuss this at an appointment in a meeting in our office.
An elder law attorney understands how to help you navigate the aging process. From health care concerns to income questions to asset considerations, your elder law attorney has the knowledge and skill to help you reach the answers that you need. Your elder law attorney will be able to not just protect you and your loved ones, but also help you protect your legacy and make sure you have the care that you need now and in the future.